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Iranian Ambassador to South Korea Ahmad Masoumifar on Wednesday said there is a high demand for Iran's crude oil supplies and Tehran has no problem maintaining exports.
Masoumifar also shrugged off Iran's shrinking pools of customers, saying "we (Iran) are producing about 80 million barrels [of oil] and there is demand for about 90 million."
In a Tuesday interview with The Korea Times, he said US sanctions are "a dangerous idea" meant to impose Washington's domestic law internationally.
While Iran has been able to shore up lost oil contracts by increasing oil exports to China and Russia, Masoumifar's claim has been widely panned as Iranian propaganda by analysts who note Iran would not have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the event of further Western sanctions if they were not taking their toll.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by xuenchen
If Iran were to be attacked, they should find a way to strike Saudi Arabia. I'm not a military brainiac so I'm unsure if they have the capability or not, but since SA said they can make up for the Iranian oil, Iran would be very smart to strike SA if they were attacked.
I'm not condoning this but I'm just looking at it from a strategic point of view.
I don't think sanctions alone would hurt Iran. It would take military action that cripples their oil producing capabilities. Russia and China made it quite clear that they don't want military action on Iran, if this is true then all the West has is sanctions which IMO won't harm Iran.
The only other option is secret assassinations or a possible FF scenario.